07-19-2008 12:26 AM
07-20-2008 09:40 PM
Can anyone please suggest to me a book that i could give for my boyfriend for his 17th birthday? He loves to read and has read books like Memoirs of a Geisha, The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and that kind of stuff. So can anyone suggest a really good book that he would like? Thanks!
Krris -- Unless you have heard your boyfriend or a friend of his talk about something he would really like to read, I would suggest a) a gift card b) figure out a fun bookstore trip where you purchase something he selects (use your imagination to make the trip unusual and fun) or c) go with him when he is selecting books either at the library or a bookstore until you are comfortable enough to recognize what he would like but passed by on this particular trip.
I like your thoughtfulness, but for many of us readers, what we will read is a very quixotic thing. If it is a book you want to give him, use it as a fun way to get to know still more of his interests. (Another possibility is one of hikes in your area or a so-called gift book of photos or a classic that is in an area that you know he likes but where he may not have read the classic or perhaps have the illustrated or hardbound copy or the new translation that has gotten rave reviews. That first type should be along the lines of something that you know you would enjoy doing together -- a sport, a visit to a historic site, a favorite music group, ...)
07-21-2008 12:17 PM
All books available through B&N also.
"Literature is humanity's deep gossip."
08-06-2008 11:29 AM
08-10-2008 12:48 AM
Hi krrismahoneyy, I would suggest Conversations with the Enemy by Winston Groom. It is bases on the true event of Robert Garwood during the Veitnam War. He was a POW for fifteen years. Its very good and just amazing. Even if you don't get him this book I would suggest you telling him about it, unless he has already read it.
08-21-2008 08:51 PM - edited 08-21-2008 08:52 PM
But like Peppermill said, each person's taste in literature is individual (and often inconsistent!). Take him to his favourite bookstore for coffee and perusing if he enjoys that kind of thing, or get him a gift card and package it creatively.
EDIT: Another really good book I liked was I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak.
09-12-2008 08:33 PM
Hope im not too late for the recomendation
I think if he liked the above books he would also like The Rule of Four or The Poe Shadow by Mathew Pearl.